Category Archives: Illness

New doctors, new answers, new path

I have been fortunate enough to have most of my care transferred to the “Pain Clinic” at Wishard Hospital.  The director of the clinic, Dr. Palmer Mackie (pronounced Ma-ki) received his M.D. from the University of Health Science, Chicago Medical … Continue reading

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Illegitimi non carborundum

My mother and I never saw eye to eye on many things, actually most things.  She was a lifelong Democrat, I became a conservative once I got out into the real world and saw how social engineering destroyed lives rather … Continue reading

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The great oatmeal war

One of the “joys” of having the neurological problems that I deal with is that every day is an adventure. Half my days are what I would consider normal, being able to function to an extent around the house, and … Continue reading

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Blackout, movie, and pizza

I guess the effects of Friday’s little adventure are more than I had thought.  While the initial C-Scan showed no fractures to my face, I am experiencing some major ill effects of the beating.  I am seeing black spots in … Continue reading

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St. Francis Hospital and the 4th Amendment

UPDATE – JUNE 27, 2012 @ 4:55P.M. When I posted this particular entry, I forwarded the link to various individuals that I thought should be aware of the situation.  This afternoon I received a call from Col. Randy Warden, Chief … Continue reading

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Sciaticus Pinch (with apologies to Harper Lee)

Two weeks ago I woke to the sound of a painful moan.  Looking about the room I realized that the moan had emanated from me.  As I attempted to roll over and push the dog out-of-the-way, I was struck with … Continue reading

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The waiting game

This past Monday, June 4th, I had the joy of visiting the physical therapy department at Wishard.  I’m no stranger to this office, having had numerous appointments with them for my leg issues.  It was Kristen, the therapist, that recommended … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, Edmund Burke and Wishard Hosptial

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was a man known for his passion for the country, and his sense of humor.  He was also known as one, who when upset with someone or situation, would write a … Continue reading

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On Taxes, Disability and Advocacy

It’s been a bit since I last posted, and there has been quite a lot going on in this wonderful maze I call life.  I have had the joy (note heavy sarcasm) of having to deal with both my local … Continue reading

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Pride goeth with a fall

Having neurological problems can make for an interesting day.  For every “good day” I have three or four bad days.  Days where parts of my body just do whatever they feel like, and I have no control over where things … Continue reading

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